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FRAM Module enables miniaturization of portable applications.

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November 29, 2012 - Housed in SON-8 package measuring 3 x 2 mm, 16 Kbit MB85RC16 Ferroelectric Random Access Memory includes I2C interface and consumes 0.1 µA in standby mode, extending battery life for products with long standby times, such as portable measurement equipment. Device's small form factor and low operating current also make it suitable for systems such as space-constrained wearable medical equipment that requires real-time data logging.

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Original Press Release

Fujitsu Introduces Ultra-Low-Power 16Kbit FRAM in New Small SON-8 Package That Maximizes Battery Life in Portable, Wearable, Miniaturized Systems

Press release date: November 27, 2012

Fujitsu Continues Leadership in FRAM Products that Extend Battery Life and Enable Miniaturization of Portable Applications

SUNNYVALE, Calif., -- Fujitsu Semiconductor America (FSA) today introduced an ultra-low-power Ferroelectric Random Access Memory (FRAM) in a new, smaller standard SON-8 package designed for miniaturized products.

The 16Kbit FRAM MB85RC16 includes an I(2)C interface and features the smallest standby and operating current in its class of products. In standby mode, the current is only 0.1uA, significantly improving battery life for products with long standby times, such as portable measurement equipment.

The MB85RC16's small form factor and low operating current make it ideal for systems such as space-constrained medical wearable equipment and portable measurement products that require real-time data logging. Compared with standard EEPROM, the current consumption during writing can be reduced by as much as 98 percent.

The Fujitsu FRAM has higher performance, greater speed, higher endurance and lower power consumption than conventional non-volatile memories. Fujitsu FRAM is widely used in applications that require high reliability, such as metering, industrial, and factory-automation equipment.

The package dimension of the MB85RC16 is just 3mm x 2mm. Compared with the older SOP-8 package, the new SON-8 package reduces the mounting space by up to 80 percent.

"Applications such as wearable equipment and portable battery-operated equipment require smaller component products because of their limited mounting space," said Tong Swan Pang, senior manager of marketing at Fujitsu Semiconductor America. "The MB85RC16 in the ultra-small SON-8 package contributes to a longer battery life and facilitates the design of miniaturized end products."

Availability
Samples of the MB85RC16 are available now.

More information about Fujitsu's leading-edge FRAM ICs is available at http://us.fujitsu.com/semi/fram.

About Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc.
Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) is a leading designer and developer of innovative semiconductor products and solutions for new generations of consumer, communications, automotive and industrial products. FSA provides a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services throughout North and South America. Founded in 1979 and headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, Fujitsu Semiconductor America (formerly Fujitsu Microelectronics America) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL), Japan. 

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